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Coordinates: 50°03′19″N 2°41′23″E / 50.0552778°N 2.689722°E / 50.0552778; 2.689722

Commune of Thiepval

Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Blason région fr Picardie.svg Picardie
Department Blason département fr Somme.svg Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Boves
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Mayor Geneviève Potie
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 70–154 m (230–510 ft)
(avg. 141 m/463 ft)
Land area1 4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Population2 101  (2006)
 - Density 23 /km2 (60 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80753/ 80300
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Thiepval is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

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Geography

Thiepval is located 4.5 miles (7 km) north of Albert at the crossroads of the D73 and D151 and about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
111 111 93 105 116 98 101
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

The original village was totally destroyed during World War I. The present Thiepval occupies a location a short distance to the southwest of the former settlement.

Places of interest

The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

This imposing monument of brick and stone stands 45 m high and is visible for several kilometres in every direction. It is the work of the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The sixteen pillars are engraved with the name of 73,367 British and Commonwealth soldiers that fell during the First Battle of the Somme between July and November 1916 and who have no known grave.

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